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The Heroes of the 357th

DOS - 1992

Released in
United States
Action, Simulation
Flight, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Real-Time, World War II
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Midnight Software, Inc.
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.72
4.5 / 5 - 6 votes

Description of The Heroes of the 357th

Heroes of The 357th casts you as one of the pilots of this famous American Fighter unit in Europe during WWII. Based in England, you fly a variety of mission against occupied Europe. You fly exclusively P-51 Mustang. This game has good graphics, although the almost feature- less green terrain is fairly bland. The cockpit is quite well modeled. The objects, including famous landmarks an the aircraft, is also quite interesting. The flight model of this game is surprisingly tough, and just flying straight and level is a challenge. I found moving the control surfaces even a bit carries a very high risk of departing controlled flight. I think this is simply unrealistic. It's like trying to fly the F-117 with its Flight Control System computer disabled. I usually enjoy tough flight model. But the flight model of Heroes puts me off. I really cannot recommend this game. If you want to play WWII flight sim of yesteryear, I'd suggest you hunt for a copy of Dynamix's Ace over Europe instead.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Slappy 2012-06-24 0 point DOS version

This game was designed to be used with a joystick. Unfortunately it is impossible to control with a keyboard. Because I nearly throw the keyboard through the wall. I put it down instead and tried again once I got a joystick. It is a good game. Where else do you get to shoot down a V-1 rocket.

Scoop 2010-06-08 0 point DOS version

Good one!

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